For some reason a main topic of conversation recently is atheism vs. Christianity. And us religious types are pretty much blamed for everything from The Inquisition to 9-11. And atheists are portrayed as peace-niks without original sin who simply believe humanity is an accidental speck on a floating rock in a vast nothingness.
While impugning us, they never discuss the obvious effects of their own creed upon us accidental specks like Hitler (who was a big Darwinist), and Marx actually wrote to his commie buddy Engels about Darwin’s “Origins of the Species.” He wrote:
Although it is developed in the crude English style, this is a book which contains the basis of natural history for our views.
Marx was so moved by Darwin he even sent Darwin a personally inscribed copy of the recently published second edition of Das Kapital in 1873. Sounds a little stalkery to me but whatever.
The funny thing is that whenever we bring up the effects that a God-less philosophy like Darwinism may have, secularists act as if this was the first time they’d ever heard of anything so absurd. They act as if this were just made up by Jerry Falwell and Ralph Reed in a closed door meeting about the sexuality of Teletubbies.
But I believe anyone can see clearly the damaging effects of secularism in hindsight. But one man saw its effects clearly from the get. Famed geologist Adam Sedgwick, was a scientific mentor to a young Charles Darwin. Upon reading Darwin’s book he wrote to his pupil:
This view of nature you have stated admirably; tho’ admitted by all naturalists & denied by no one of common sense. We all admit development as a fact of history; but how came it about? Here, in language, & still more in logic, we are point blank at issue– There is a moral or metaphysical part of nature as well as a physical. A man who denies this is deep in the mire of folly. Tis the crown & glory of organic science that it does thro’ final cause, link material to moral. . . You have ignored this link; &, if I do not mistake your meaning, you have done your best in one or two pregnant cases to break it. Were it possible (which thank God it is not) to break it, humanity in my mind, would suffer a damage that might brutalize it–& sink the human race into a lower grade of degradation than any into which it has fallen since its written records tell us of its history.
Hmmm. Sounds vaguely like the 20th century under Communism and fascism, doesn’t it? That’s some darn prescient writing.